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We've been helping students find the right postgraduate course for over a decade.
EU students also have access to UK postgraduate loans for courses starting in 2019-20 or 2020-21.
Our guides explain how the different loans work, including information on payments, repayments, eligibility and application requirements.
England was the first country to introduce loans. They offer up to £10,906 for taught and research Masters degrees in 2019.Read more
Wales offers up to £17,000 in means-tested grants and loans for students on taught and research Masters degrees.Read more
Scotland offers two loans for Masters & Postgraduate Diploma courses, with up to £5,500 for fees and £4,500 for living costs.Read more
Northern Ireland offers £5,500 tuition-fee loans for taught and research courses up to Masters level.Read more
Our guide explains how postgraduate repayments work across the UK, with a helpful FAQ.Read more
Each postgraduate loan uses a separate application system. Our guide explains how they work.Read more
Postgraduate loans are a new addition to the UK funding landscape. Our blog features regular news stories and updates.Read more
Postgraduate loans aren't the only source of UK funding. Our guides cover other support, including international student funding.Read more
The UK's four postgraduate loan options have plenty in common, but there are some differences between the individual schemes.
Some concern obvious details such as residency criteria (you will normally need to be ordinarily resident in the country you apply for a loan from). Others concern more significant differences between loan amounts and eligible courses.
The following table compares the key features of postgraduate loans in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland:
|Level||Full Masters||Up to Masters||Full Masters||Up to Masters|
|Courses||Taught & Research||Taught & Research||Taught & Research||Taught & Research|
|Length||Up to 4 years||Up to 3 years||Up to 4 years||Up to 4 years|
|*Wales offers Masters students a grant of between £1,000 and £6,885, based on household income. A postgraduate loan is then available to top this up to £17,000.|
|**Scotland offers two separate postgraduate loans for tuition fees and living costs. Their eligibility criteria differ slightly.|
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